Reviews and Problems with Creative TravelSound i300
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Idea for travel or home
Steve "Steve", Amazon
13 September 2011
Summary: I was moved to compose this review after reading several of the existing reviews below. My experience with these speakers has been very positive. When wish to listen to music or watch a movie on my laptop or smartphone and want to share the experience and cannot use a headset I use this compact, well make speaker system. I use a small ac adapter. The sound is adequate for two sitting in relative close proximity.
Summary: I owned this product for several years in the past, using it many hours to listen to audio books. It finally went out after being a real trooper for a long time. The replacement is almost identical, but with improved control locations. The sound is very clear for the spoken word, and really better than anything else I tried first---all of which I returned after listening. This speaker only works on batteries, but with rechargeables it works for many hours.
Summary: I have a top-of-the-line Apple MacBook Pro, 17 inch, and even with the better speakers in this notebook, the sound can be difficult in noisy environments. These amplified speakers give much better sound quality and can even be used before an audience of several hundred people at a presentation. They are small and light. This is actually my second set. The first did not have the AC adaptor and ran only on batteries.
Summary: I bought this, being familiar with the Travelsound 200, and was hoping I would be getting similar quality/sound with the difference being in the features. Well, I can say that the quality just isn't there. Sound distortion is evident at mid to high levels and it has some quirkiness about volume. The unit feels cheaply made too, which this whole thing is something of a surprise because the Travelsound 200 is a very nice unit, and doesn't feel cheap at all.
Summary: I bought this item for my mom because she had seen it at a friends house. She really likes it, but the lack of AC adapter is something she could live without. I looked into buying a Creative adapter, but the price I found was over twice what I paid for the actual speakers! So, needless to say, I didn't buy them. Good product overall, but it would be really nice if it came with the adapter.
Summary: Just got my Travelsound Silver yesterday and have been using it. Other reviews are correct that you can't crank it without static and distortion...but hey...it's a little inexpensive speaker...what do you expect? I bought it on sale from Creative for $20. It was SO worth it! I checked out portable MP3 speakers at Radio Shack, and this out-performs their $40 model. I figured out that things "sound better" if you use the MP3 player setting for Rock, Acoustic, etc.
Summary: Great Voice Quality packed in a small bundle. Small Size makes it easy to carry while travelling. Would recommend to buy an universal power adaptor for home use. I have used this product for one month now...thumbs up from me. But Guys keep your expectations real based on price and size....do not expect highest voice quality at higher volumes.
Summary: One of the problems with an mp3 player is that it is difficult to share what you are listening to with others. You must take off your earphones to let someone else listen to the song you enjoyed so much. With the Creative TravelSound, this problem is solved. Just pop your mp3 player into the Creative TravelSound and now everyone can hear the music together. The sound is quite good and the batteries seem to last for a long time.